It is estimated around one in ten cigarette butts ends up in rivers, bays and waterways.
Butts have been found in the stomach of fish, birds, sea turtles and other marine creatures.
Animals often mistake butts for food and they impact on wildlife habitat.
Young children have been known to put butts they find in streets, parks or at beaches in their mouth.
Cleaning up butt litter is a big expense, especially for local government. Guess who really pays?
Butt litter is visual pollution and impacts on the places where we all work, live and play.
It looks bad, but that’s not all
Butt litter has a range of impacts. Simply calling them environmental, economic and social doesn’t tell the whole story.
Butts are not only a big problem for the environment…they cost lots to be cleaned up…and they’re NOT A GOOD LOOK!
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